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GOSHEN Elkhart County Parks offering nature-themed programs for preschoolers

The program is called Nature Nuts and meets on the first Tuesday of the month.
Posted on Nov. 25, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 25, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

GOSHEN — Elkhart County Parks is offering Nature Nuts, a nature-themed program aimed at preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents.

The monthly class will be based on different topics and feature crafts, games, stories and a snack. Classes are held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month unless stated otherwise. Here is the upcoming schedule:

Ÿ Dec. 3, Mammals: “Learn about the unique features and adaptations of our amazing mammals, from deer to mice, through stories, games and sharing.” Registration deadline is Nov. 26.

Ÿ Jan. 14, Snowflakes: “Realize the amazing shapes, unique qualities and fun to be had with snowflakes. If there is snow, please dress to play in it.” Registration deadline is Jan. 7.

Ÿ Feb. 4, Groundhog’s Day: “Learn all about Punxsutawney Phil and his very special day with Margaret Kownover, Goshen Public Library’s children’s librarian. We will read stories, make a craft and have a snack.” Registration deadline is Jan. 28.

Classes meet in the Ox Bow Haus Shelter at Ox Bow County Park, 23427 C.R. 45, Elkhart.

Pre-registration and payment of $4 per child and $3 per additional sibling is required by the above listed deadline for each class. Call 535-6458 to register. Space is limited.

More information including a schedule of events and directions to the park can be found at www.elkhartcountyparks.org or by calling 535-6458.

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